For Azeroth Challenge Guide

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Calling all Warcraft mount collectors! Beginning February 14th at 10am PST through March 14 10am PST you can participate in a cross-franchise challenge by completing 15 games in Heroes of the Storm with a friend as any hero from the Warcraft universe and you will be handsomely rewarded with a Primal Flamesaber in WoW and Flames of Judgement Charger in Heroes. Here are some tips and tricks to make it through the event as quickly, and hopefully painlessly, as possible. Complete the tutorial: If you’ve never logged into Heroes of the Storm before, go ahead and complete the initial tutorial in order to learn how to move around in the game and using/selecting talents. Find a friend: if you’re finding it difficult to track down buddies complete the challenge with, /join FORAZEROTH from the in-game chat in Heroes. There will be plenty of folks looking for others to team up with. Get started:


Farming Legion Invasions for XP

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The Legion is upon us and it’s time to rally the troops—in the form of alts! Farming invasions is the quickest way to catch up if you’ve recently returned to Azeroth, be it from Draenor or a more Earth-based hiatus. Invasions provide a great amount of XP, in addition to item level 700-720 gear (when opened at max level) from loot boxes—or purchased from the reluctant vendor with the invasion-specific currency, Nethershards. These boxes can be held onto until you hit 100 regardless of what level you were when obtained. Levels 1-60: The best, albeit tedious, method is cycling the first two phases of an invasion site. For Horde, the best spot is Azshara since you can quickly run into Orgrimmar and reset the phases. Alliance side, your best bet is Dun Morogh, where you can pop into the Inn and quickly log out. Phase three requires more mobility to get

There are goats. And then there are undead goats. In a category all on its own we find the fashionably undead goats. Or goat. Because there isn’t anyone quite like Eleanor. And this week, she’s going to show us the beauty of the Chrominius–Pandaren Water Spirit synergy. There are many ways to beat Eleanor (most of them involving really fast bunnies or foxes), but this is the way I do it. It’s not innovative, but it’s effective. Quick and dirty. Just like this guide. As you can see, I’ve thrown in an Unborn Val’kyr for ‘shits and giggles’ (as my British raid leader would say), but all you need is Chrominius and the Pandaren Water Spirit. Start with the Pandaren Water Spirit and cast Geyser. Eleanor will use Death Bleat for the first time. Proceed with Whirlpool, and watch as Eleanor unleashes a mournful bleat and one-shots your water spirit.

Carroteye, Mr. Terrible, and Sloppus are not your standard bunch of root vegetables. Well, nobody really knows what Sloppus is, but for the sake of argument, let’s assume it used to be some kind of root vegetable. I have a sneaking suspicion that it might actually be the leftovers from Brutus’ and Rukus’ Pig Out yesterday. Seriously, what *is* that? There are many ways to beat this team, both with one, two, and three pets, but as the experience gained from battling the Menagerie pets has been nerfed considerably, I’ll not go through how to level a “carry” pet against these teams. If you want to beat this group of pets—and I’m assuming you do—you will want a team with mostly aquatic abilities as Carroteye and Mr. Terrible both are elemental pets, and thus extra vulnerable to said abilities. Any kind of strider works like a charm, I used an Aqua Strider and

The World of Warcraft game guide was recently updated with greater insights into the new Warlords of Draenor feature, Garrisons. The Garrisons guide features Alliance and Horde screenshots, building summaries, activity descriptions, and explanations of followers and items to get players ready to conquer Draenor. The Garrison functions as your base of operations in Draenor. From there, you can send followers on missions on your behalf, collect precious resources, create wondrous items to aid you in your journey, and much more. As a commander in the war against the Iron Horde, it is your duty to keep this bastion of hope free from harm. Your enemies are many, and they will take any opportunity they can to attack your Garrison. You must be ready to defend it at all costs! Learn more about this exciting feature coming to Warlords of Draenor on November 13! (News Source | Garrison Guide Source)


Guide: Brewfest 2014

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Stack the mugs and salt the sausages–Brewfest is here! From September 20 through October 6, the loose World of Warcraft take on Oktoberfest has enough meat to it to keep you busy for days. Celebrated by both the Horde and the Alliance, the Brewfest is a time to enjoy the fermented fruits of the harvest: pretzels, cheese, and booze! The competing breweries Thunderbrew, Barleybrew, and the Ogres, all come together outside of all the major cities in a bid to outdo each other with their special ales, meads, and beers. Brave adventurers are invited to sit back, take a pull, and sample the finest wares these brewers have to offer! (Source) This year, BlizzPro put together a guide to get you on your wasted wobble through the streets of Azeroth cities. There’s toys to be had and achievements to be earned, so let’s get right to it! Overview Brewfest is a fully-featured holiday with


Guide: Pirates’ Day 2014

by Magistrate on

Avast, ye mateys! World of Warcraft‘s Pirates’ Day is upon us this September 19, and the jolly crew at BlizzPro has a map of sorts to guide you through the day’s festivities. Poor metaphors, puns, and other shenanigans aside, you’ll find everything you need here to set sail for swashbuckling! Ye Olde Overview Pirates’ Day is a celebration of all things pirate, and it occurs in tandem with the real world Talk Like a Pirate Day. Unlike the drab IRL version, Pirates’ Day in World of Warcraft comes complete with a Booty Bay invasion (see Booty Bay section below, as well as festive city NPCs and an achievement (see Achievement section below). Index Ye Olde Overview Index Wipe That Gigglemug Off Your Face (what holiday does not offer) Drop Anchor at Booty Bay Achievement Shoot Your Cuff  with a Fashionable Pirate Wardrobe Wipe That Gigglemug Off Your Face Admittedly, I just wanted to use the Victorianism

The third wing of LFR has been out for a week now, and while it’s only three bosses, they are on a different level to the previous two wings. Each encounter is going to require you to lift your game a step, as you’ll have some pretty important tasks to deal with in each of the battles. But never fear, BlizzPro is here to make sure you’ve got the word up on what you’ll need to watch out for in each encounter to help your group get through it successfully. MALKOROK General advice: In the main phase, damage is effectively permanent. Healing creates a “bubble” on you that can take damage and be healed back, but any damage to your actual health will not be healed back. A raid leader throwing down markers where the explosions will be is almost mandatory. Put down a marker in the middle of each Arcing